Making a Closed Adoption Plan in Arizona
For many years, around the world (and in many places still to this day), closed adoptions were typically considered the cultural norm. It was common for an adoptee to have no information about where they came from. While social attitudes may have shifted in some parts of the world to favor open adoption, closed adoptions remain a strong option for birth mothers. Offering privacy, closure, and protection for a birth mother, you may find yourself in a position where closed adoption seems like the way to go. If you are a birth mother wondering how to go about making a closed adoption plan, Adoption Choices of Arizona would like to accommodate you however we can. We are here to help birth mothers all over the state figure out their own paths through the adoption process, closed or otherwise.
What is Closed Adoption?
Closed adoption, in simple terms, describes the type of adoption process where a birth mother has no involvement with her birth child or the adoptive family after the adoption has concluded. In some cases, the birth mother may even elect to have no involvement with choosing the adoptive family whatsoever.
This is, of course, in contrast to the open adoption process, where a birth mother may choose to find an adoptive family from a list that fits her preferences and hopes for her child’s future. After the adoption process has finalized, she will still retain the ability to communicate with an adoptive family and her child.
Making a Closed Adoption Plan
When making a closed adoption plan, the first step you should consider is confirming what you want with an adoption caseworker at Adoption Choices of Arizona. When we work with you to create a personalized adoption plan, our greatest priority is making sure you are comfortable and happy with the service you are receiving. If you want a closed adoption, we are happy to work with you to take care of things like finding a family for your child and ensuring that you receive the necessary care throughout the pregnancy. You may have as much involvement with the adoption process as you would like. If you decide to have a closed adoption and remove yourself entirely from some elements of the equation, that is a perfectly acceptable and valid decision as well.
A closed adoption plan removes the stress of finding an adoptive family and worrying about others involved in the adoption process, giving you the ability to focus on yourself in a very trying, stressful situation. Your adoption plan will allow you to specify the things you want and need for your adoption process, and focusing on yourself during this time is certainly important. Your adoption plan will become more about things like your hospital stay, your accommodations for lodging or transportation, and what life will look like after the baby is born. Making a closed adoption plan is a matter of determining what is best for both you and your child in the future. If you feel a closed adoption is best for both of you, then Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to help.
Why You Might Consider Making a Closed Adoption Plan
There are plenty of valid reasons why a birth mother would consider closed adoption for her child. Many feel that the emotional distance that a closed adoption provides can, ultimately, prove a very effective way of dealing with a traumatic experience in something like an unplanned pregnancy. For others, the separation may be in place to protect the baby if the birth mother feels her life circumstances might be harmful to the child. Others may not want to deal with the complications of communicating through an adoptive family, and still others may wish to have a sense of finality in the adoption process at the end.
Whatever your circumstances may be, making a closed adoption plan is certainly an option on the table. No matter what decision you make, Adoption Choices of Arizona is here to support you all the way through. We respect your right to choose what is best for both you and your child, and will do everything that we can to ensure that you have the best adoption process possible. If emotional closure or protective separation is something you want for your adoption, then consider making a closed adoption plan today.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
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